University of Washington

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2012
 

Dear Colleagues,
Canadian Studies wishes you the happiest of holidays! Before we “break,” we are pleased to report on another vibrant month at the Center. The 13th Annual International Education Week – a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education – took place in November and education regarding Canada’s role in the world was certainly broadly disseminated. Most notably, Tina Storer, Education and Curriculum Specialist, Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University, our consortium partner, served as co-chair of the 92nd National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference. Tina oversaw a program that included over 30 presentations and professional development meetings that served over 700 participants! See below for several articles on the conference and more from our affiliated faculty, FLAS students and colleagues. – Nadine

CENTER NEWS

Canada, the United States & the Arctic Council – Preparing for the Age of the Arctic
by Sophie Hubbell and Adam Akerblom, Arctic Initiative Interns, Canadian Studies Center & UW Freshman
On Tuesday, November 13, key Arctic consultant Terry Fenge visited the UW campus and led a provocative roundtable discussion on the Arctic Council. More ...

UW Fulbright Visiting Chair in Innovation Addresses Local Business Leaders
by Yan Cimon, Ph.D., 2013 Fulbright Visiting Chair in Innovation
Yan Cimon, UW Fulbright Chair originally from Université Laval, provided a presentation on North American economic integration at the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle on 6 December 2012. More ...


FACULTY NEWS

Canada Border and Port Tour with the Canadian Consulate
by Anne Goodchild, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Between September 25 and 27, 2012, I joined a group of academics, industry representatives, and government officials on a tour of land border and marine port facilities in British Columbia. More ...

U.W. Faculty Travels to Portland to Talk about Media in Québec
by Natalie Debray, Communication
I was recently invited to participate in “The Faces of Quebec: Two Days of Music and Lectures,” co-sponsored by Canadian Studies and the Portland Center for Public Humanities at Portland State University (PSU). More ...

UW Faculty Serves at the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Board Meeting
Morna McEachern, Social Work, is currently serving as secretary of the executive board of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS). More ...


ALUMNI NEWS

FLAS Fellow in Inuktitut (2005-2008) Edits New Book in Canadian Studies
Beyond the Border: Tensions across the Forty-ninth Parallel in the Great Plains and the Prairies is edited by Kyle Conway and Timothy Pasch. More ...


 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE & AREA STUDIES (FLAS) NEWS

FLAS Announcement at NAFSA
The director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS), Resat Kasaba, and Foreign Language and Area Studies Coordinator, Robyn Davis, presented on JSIS' eight Title VI National Resource Centers and the Foreign Language and Area Studies program at the annual National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) conference. More ...

Welcome New FLAS Fellow from the Law School! 
by Kevin Kirkpatrick, JD, School of Law, FLAS 2012-13
When I heard about the FLAS program, applying for a fellowship through the Jackson School’s Canadian Studies Center seemed a great way to combine my interest in international natural resources, finance, and tax with study of a country that has captured my interest. More ...


K-12 OUTREACH NEWS

NCSS Opens Windows on the World -- and especially Canada – at its Annual Conference in Seattle
by Tina Storer, Education and Curriculum Specialist, Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University
The 92nd Annual National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Seattle last month was simply an outstanding professional development opportunity for the 3500 plus educators who attended the more than 400 sessions, poster presentations, clinics and workshops that were offered. More ...

Who Owns the Arctic? Pre-NCSS Clinic
“This is an area that few students know anything about yet is vitally important to the future of not only our country, but to the world,” said one participant. More …

Inuit Political Leadership in Canada & the World Today
Arctic indigenous diplomacy and international relations in the Arctic today is an international phenomenon changing how we understand global affairs. More …

International Assembly & College and University Faculty Association Welcome Reception
One of the most active groups at the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) meeting is the International Assembly and College and University Faculty Association (IACUF). More ...


PHOTO ALBUM

Anne Goodchild joins a group of academics, industry representatives, and government officials on a tour of land border and marine port facilities in British Columbia (11/12).



Jeff Taylor, teacher at Cleveland High School in Seattle, is one of the recipients  of the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) First-Timer Scholarship (11/12).




Natalie Debray, speaks at Portland State University; her lecture titled, "Language, Media and Cultural Identity: A View From Quebec" (11/12).


 

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